Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Homework Number 2-11 (02/21/2018)

Math

Science
Please follow the instructions below.  Complete all work on loose-leaf or graph paper.  Write your heading at the top of each piece of paper.


STEM Building Design Project
1.     Create a flowchart to show what happens when an earthquake occurs.  Your flowchart should have four boxes.  Underline a content vocabulary word in each box. (20 points) loose-leaf
2.     Use your flowchart to write a paragraph that explains why earthquakes occur. (20 points) loose-leaf
3.     Write a paragraph that explains how you used The Engineering Design Process to create a building out of index cards that can stand up to “earthquakes” (stress on the shake tables).  You must use the words “retrofit” and “module.” (30 points) loose-leaf
4.     Create a plan on graph paper that gives directions for building your tower made out of index cards.  Please follow the Success Criteria below.  (30 points) graph paper
·      I can label all the parts in my plan/drawing.
·      I can use a ruler or straight edge to make my plan/drawing neat.
·      I can include a title for my plan/drawing

·      I can include enough detail so that another person could follow my instructions by using my plan.

ELA

Social Studies

Please follow the instructions below.  Complete all work on loose-leaf or graph paper.  Write your heading at the top of each piece of paper.


American Revolution Mini-Project
1.     Identify your topic and give 5 W’s and an H (Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How) about your topic.  (25 points)  loose-leaf
2.     Explain why every American should know about your topic.  Answer the question: “Why is your topic an important part of the American Revolution?”  Be sure to include a topic sentence, two facts (pieces of “evidence”), and a summary sentence. (50 points)  loose-leaf
3.     Create a timeline with at least five events from the American Revolution.  Include the date for each event.  One of the events should be connected to your topic. (25 points) graph paper

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Homework Number 2-10 (11/20/2018)

Math

Science
Please describe the building activity that we did in class today by using the Engineering Design Process (Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve).  Please write your description in a complete paragraph with a topic sentence and a summary sentence.


Use the links below if you need help.




(Here is a copy of the instructions that you followed in class.)


STEM Activity: Building Activity Number 5 (Paper Tower, part 2)
TASK: You will work in groups of three to complete  a tower 30 cm high in fifteen minutes.  


  1. It must support your alien figure for at least ten seconds without any outside interference.
  2. You may only use the following materials:
  • 25 index cards
  • A pair of scissors
  • 20 cm of tape
3.  At least one person must draw a diagram.
4. Test your tower on the shake table (3 seconds).


STEM Activity: Building Activity Number 6 (Retrofitted Paper Tower)
TASK: Work with your team to retrofit (change) your building by using additional materials to reinforce it.  Your goal is to keep your building standing in one place during an earthquake that measures 7.0 on the Richter Scale (seven seconds on the shake table).

ELA
Read and summarize "Bug Bites" on loose-leaf.  This work will be collected.

Social Studies
Complete the following on loose-leaf:

  1. Rewrite your research topic that connects to the American Revolution.
  2. Write one specific fact/ piece of evidence about your topic.  This fact must include a date (year).
  3. Explain why every American should know about your topic.  “Why is your topic an important part of the American Revolution?”  Please answer in ONE COMPLETE SENTENCE. (25 points)